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Tigers’ sophomore tames CCS
During Notre Dame Belmont volleyball’s Central Coast Section Division IV semifinal win over Menlo last Wednesday, sophomore Tammy Byrne scored a painful block on a ball fired straight down on her right thumb. Byrne kept the knowledge of the injury to herself. Her fortitude paid off. Not only did...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Free agent Pablo Sandoval signs with Red Sox
From his three home-run game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another San Francisco championship last month, Pablo Sandoval’s departure to the Boston Red Sox leaves a city in shock that he is really leaving. Right after he said he’d love to retir...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Willingham retires after 11 big league seasons
John Willingham is retiring after 11 major league seasons, agent Matt Sosnick said Monday. The 35-year-old outfielder hit .215 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs in 364 plate appearances this year with Minnesota and Kansas City. He was 1 for 4 in his first postseason appearance, including 0 for 2 in the Wo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Smith helps 49ers to 3rd straight win
SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh has the utmost respect for a guy who dislocates his finger and pops it back in on his own. Harbaugh once did so himself during his 15-year NFL career as a quarterback. San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith popped his left middle finger back into place Sunday. “That wa...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar
BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a basebal...
By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rod Streater returns to practice for Raiders
ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago. Streater was placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return on Oct. 2 after breaking his foot in New England. He was eligible to return to p...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Forsett’s 182 yards lead Ravens in Big Easy
NEW ORLEANS — Justin Forsett ripped off one long run after another, and the Baltimore Ravens battered Drew Brees into a very costly mistake. Forsett rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and Baltimore beat New Orleans 34-27 on Monday night to hand the Saints their third consecutive loss. Wil...
By Brett Martel The Associated Press FULL STORY
Buffalo roams to big win over Jets in Detroit
DETROIT — Scott Chandler capped an emotionally draining week with a celebration for the folks back home in Buffalo. After catching a touchdown pass shortly before halftime, he began mimicking a shoveling motion, a nod to Bills fans who have spent the last few days digging out of several feet of s...
By Noah Trister The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cardinal women top New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Kaylee Johnson had 10 points, a career-high 22 rebounds and hit the go-ahead free throws with 30 seconds left to lift No. 5 Stanford to a 70-65 victory over New Mexico on Monday night. Karlie Samuelson scored a career-high 23 points and her sister Bonnie added two free throws ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Evansville advances; beats Fresno State 58-52
ESTERO, Fla. — Mislav Brzoja made four free throws in the final 30 seconds and had 17 points to lead Evansville past Fresno State 58-52 on Monday in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Brzoja converted 12 of 13 from the line as Evansville attempted 11 more free throws than Fresno State. D.J. Balentine had...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Francisco pull away from Hawaii, 88-73
ESTERO, Fla. — Tim Derksen scored 21 points and led four players in double-figure scoring as San Francisco knocked off Hawaii, 88-73 in the Gulf Coast Showcase tournament Monday night. Hawaii, fresh off an upset of Pittsburgh Friday night, was playing on the East Coast for the first time in two d...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
MOSCOW — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the “Miracle on Ice,” died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He had been rece...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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